Direct from the Austrian Alps, this strain will produce rich, full-bodied and malty beers with a complex flavor profile and a great mouth feel. Attenuates well while still leaving plenty of malt character and body. Beers fermented with this strain will benefit from a temperature rise for a diacetyl rest at the end of primary fermentation.
Beer Styles: Munich Helles, Festbier, Märzen, Munich Dunkel, Schwarzbier, Helles Bock, Dunkles Bock, Doppelbock, Eisbock
Profile: This strain will produce rich, full-bodied and malty beers with a complex flavor profile and a great mouth feel. Attenuates well while still leaving plenty of malt character and body. Beers fermented with this strain will benefit from a temperature rise for a diacetyl rest at the end of primary fermentation.
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 12%
Apparent Attenuation: 70-74%
Temperature Range: 48-56°F (9-13°C)
Species: Saccharomyces pastorianus
|Yeast Style||Lager,German Lager|
|Min Fermenting Temp||48|
|Max Fermenting Temp||56|
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After the smack pack refused to inflate after ~4 days, I asked for a replacement. Unfortunately, they were out of this limited edition yeast and they suggested I incubate instead. I did so and managed to grow enough yeast for my brew. Not the ideal experience, but certainly not a failure.
I've used this yeast 2 times, each time it has come out, and it comes out every year. I wish this was a full time yeast. As far as lager yeasts go, I use the Budvar or StaroPrague (another limited edition) for my Czech-style beers, and I would use this one for all other lagers if I could. The resulting beers are always clean with this yeast. My first was a black lager. Last spring I made a Maibock that was quite ferocious. I really liked that beer. With this year's batch I will make a "Quad City Lager" - made with equal parts Pilsner, Munich, Koelsch and Vienna malts (see what I did there); 12 lbs total, and a mix of Hallertauer and Czech Saaz hops - my take on an "Export" style of beer; The ensuing cake will be used to ferment my Krampus doppelbock. _x000D__x000D_Always give this mug a good diacetal rest, and a good amount of oxygen.